Thursday, August 31, 2017

Pine Tree PTA Launch Event September 5


Pine Tree PTA Launch Event 

When:  September 5
Time:  5:30 p.m.
Where:  Pine Tree ISD Community Center
1701 Pine Tree Road

 Stop by, meet your Pine Tree PTA board, and discover what PTA is all about.  Learn how you can improve and be involved in your child's education.  Discover what events and activities are planned at your campus and for the district.  Free pizza and drinks provided.  



Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pine Tree Students Participate in Poverty Conference

Pine Tree ISD would like to recognize the following students who​ participated in the Junior League of Longview's Poverty Conference. The students had the opportunity to listen to the life story of Liz Murray of From Homeless to Harvard. 

During a World Cafe discussion facilitated by Partners in Prevention, Ms. Murray encouraged the youth to advocate for themselves. The effect of poverty in the life of youth was the focus of the awareness discussion. 

PTISD appreciates these student leaders for being ALL IN and representing Pine Tree ISD.

Mose Jeffrey
Keshon Williams
Quentin Freeman
Dee Green
Rhine Ellis
Gabrell Adams 
Vanessa Gonzales 
Madison Pike
Caroline Curfman
Sydney Harris 
Kamryn Miller
Kelee Norris
Jacklyn Gillette
J
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 Sparkman 
Infinity Cain 


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pastors for Texas Children Director to Speak in Longview August 17

Pastor Charles Foster Johnson, Executive Director of Pastors for Texas Children, will speak Thursday, August 17 at the Pine Tree Road Auditorium located at 1701 Pine Tree Road. The time is 7:00 p.m.

Charles Foster Johnson is a pastor and public education advocate. He is founder and co-pastor of Bread, a faith community in Fort Worth, Texas. Throughout his thirty-six year pastoral ministry he has served churches in Mississippi, Kentucky and Texas, including Second Baptist Church of Lubbock where he led in a complete church relocation, and Trinity Baptist Church of San Antonio where he helped build a multi-cultural and multi-racial community of faith among the 6000 member congregation.

He served interim pastorates with Immanuel Baptist Church of Nashville and Broadway Baptist Church of Fort Worth, and served a two-year term on the faculty of McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, as Visiting Professor of Preaching.

In 2013, he founded Pastors for Texas Children, a statewide ecumenical organization mobilizing the faith community for public education ministry and advocacy. His child advocacy also includes service on the Board of Trustees of the Child Friendly Faith Project.

The public is encouraged and invited to attend.

Charles Foster Johnson

Pine Tree ISD Welcomes Back Teachers at Annual Convocation August 23

Pine Tree Independent School will welcome back teachers at the district's annual convocation set for August 23 at 9:00 a.m. in the Pine Tree Road auditorium.  District employees will be treated to a breakfast prior to convocation prepared by the PT Child Nutrition department.
Ken Williams
This year's keynote speaker is Ken Williams, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Unfold The Soul, a group which trains entrepreneurs, educators, and motivated individuals how to accelerate the achievement of their personal and professional goals.  He is the author of  Starting a Movement: Building Culture from the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities and Essentials for Principals: Creating Physical and Emotional Security in Schools. 

Williams' background includes a BA from Morehouse College and he also holds a Masters degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport and a Leadership Certificate from the Bowie State University.  For nearly 20 years, he has been a teacher, assistant principal, sales manager, educational consultant, trainer, speaker and a leading authority in the areas of collaboration, breakthrough achievement, leadership, and peak performance.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Local Media Honored

Christina Lane of the Longview News-Journal was named to the 2016-2017 Media Honor Roll, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), by Pine Tree Independent School District.  The Media Honor Roll recognizes media representatives statewide for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools. Media from newspapers, radio and television stations, and online publications across the state were honored by their local school districts.

Criteria for the district selection included the media representative's efforts to get to know the superintendent, board president, and the district's mission and goals; report school news in a fair, accurate and balanced manner; give a high profile to positive news about schools; visit the schools; and maintain a policy of  no surprises by sharing information with school officials.

Pine Tree ISD is proud to recognize and honor Christina Lane with this outstanding recognition.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pastors for Texas Children Director to Speak in Longview August 17

Pastor Charles Foster Johnson, Executive Director of Pastors for Texas Children, will speak Thursday, August 17 at the Pine Tree Road Auditorium located at 1701 Pine Tree Road. The time is 7:00 p.m.

Charles Foster Johnson is a pastor and public education advocate. He is founder and co-pastor of Bread, a faith community in Fort Worth, Texas. Throughout his thirty-six year pastoral ministry he has served churches in Mississippi, Kentucky and Texas, including Second Baptist Church of Lubbock where he led in a complete church relocation, and Trinity Baptist Church of San Antonio where he helped build a multi-cultural and multi-racial community of faith among the 6000 member congregation.

He served interim pastorates with Immanuel Baptist Church of Nashville and Broadway Baptist Church of Fort Worth, and served a two-year term on the faculty of McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, as Visiting Professor of Preaching.

In 2013, he founded Pastors for Texas Children, a statewide ecumenical organization mobilizing the faith community for public education ministry and advocacy. His child advocacy also includes service on the Board of Trustees of the Child Friendly Faith Project.

The public is encouraged and invited to attend.

Charles Foster Johnson


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Seven Pine Tree High School Seniors Selected for Texas Bank and Trust 40th Anniversary Student Board of Directors


[LONGVIEW, Tex.] —Texas Bank and Trust is pleased to announce the selection of seven seniors from Pine Tree High School to serve on its 2017-2018 40thANNIVERSARY Student Board of Directors.
      The TB&T Student Board is a prestigious program recognizing outstanding high school seniors in the community.
       Seniors Angelina Devona, Anahi Hernandez, Callie Lightfoot, Sarah Moore, Megan Oswald, Elijah Pumphrey, and Nallely Vazquez will join with 51 other seniors from Trinity School of Texas, Longview, Spring Hill, and St. Mary’s High Schools to make up the 40th senior class to participate in the TB&T program in Longview.
       The 2017-2018 Student Board members will be introduced to the TB&T bank staff in an Orientation Reception, to be held at 7 pmMonday, August 21, in the Main Bank lobby in downtown Longview. Parents and school administrators are invited to attend.
       The Student Board program will be designed to introduce students to banking and money management at a critical point in their lives, and provide them with the essential economic building blocks to earning, spending, saving, and investing money. The students will be challenged this year to test their money management and time management skills with a program, entitled The Real L.I.F.E. Experience.  This innovative Living Institute for Financial Education TBT program will take the students through a real world simulation of their first year of college. Students will also serve as advisors to the bank on bank products and services throughout the year.
     Established in 1978, Student Board remains the bank’s first and most enduring financial literacy program. 
     Students were selected based on their grade point average, extra-curricular activities, and afterschool work activities. Students must submit an essay with their application as well as two letters of recommendation from either a faculty member or administrator to be considered for the program. Students accepted into the 2017 Student Board program were notified in late May. 
       Since its inception, the Student Board has introduced more than 2,100 high school seniors to banking and money management.
       For information on how to participate in the 2018-2019 Student Board program, students in their junior year of high school may contact Tammy Gage, Texas Bank and Trust Business Community Relations Officer, at (903) 237-1827.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Pine Tree High School Presents SNAP Preview August 4 at Pirate Stadium

The Pine Tree High School Band has just returned from summer camp and will present their annual SNAP Competition on Friday, August 4 August 4, 6:30 PM at Pirate Stadium  The public is invited for a cookout and preview of next year's programs.  

The band students have divided into teams and will "compete" against each other using marching fundamentals.  In addition the band will play several pieces and the auxiliary will perform.

The Band Boosters, along with Gregg County Commissioner Darryl Primo, will be serving hot dogs and drinks.  Thank you to Commissioner Primo for his long-time support of the Pine Tree Band.


Pine Tree ISD Employee Andrea Anders Earns State Certification

Andrea Anders, an employee of the Pine Tree Independent School District, has earned the certification as a registered Tax Assessor-Collector from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.  

Anders has worked as an accounting assistant since 2012 and was promoted to the position of PTISD Tax Assessor-Collector July 1. 


Andrea Anders